New Brain Scan Distinguishes Between Bipolar, Unipolar Depression

Blood flow across different regions of the brain may help to distinguish between bipolar depression and ordinary “unipolar” depression, new research suggests. Although it’s a preliminary finding and a relatively small study, the existing difficulty in distinguishing between the two forms of depression and the invasive nature of positron emission tomography (PET scans) gives the…

Long Term Unemployment & Depression

America’s ability to climb out of the Great Recession has far-reaching impact. It affects global recovery. It affects our jobless rate here at home. And now, we learn, the longer workers remain unemployed, the greater their risk for becoming depressed. This conclusion may not be rocket science, but the numbers clearly reveal a link between…